Events Calendar: 2019-05-01

For upcoming conferences happening in Old Monterey, please see the Conference Calendar.

"Game of Thrones" Trivia Night at Sovino Wine Bar

 
5/1/19
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

It’s been two years of waiting, but the final season of Game of Thrones is finally here and Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is hosting a GOT -themed Trivia Night! There will be prizes. Team size is limited to 6 people.

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Derrida, Foucault, Mbembe - Critical Perspectives on the Law

 
5/3/19
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

This month, at the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group at Old Capitol Books , join our regular reading group for a special session featuring seniors at CSU Monterey studying critical legal philosophy. Derrida, Foucault, and Mbembe are all philosophers that we have read before, but we're excited to see what connections and ideas emerge when we explore them together. Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

Kentucky Derby Party at Bull and Bear

 
5/4/19
 
 
Bull and Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse

Bull and Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse can't wait for our Kentucky Derby Party! Come and enjoy the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. We'll have mint juleps, drink specials, and fun.

Hip Hop and Handstands: Workshop at Om Studios

 
5/4/19
 
$35
 
Om Studios

Om Studios in Monterey presents a workshop entitled Hip Hop and Handstands , taught by Erin Shea, on Saturday, May 4, 5pm-7pm. This workshop will integrate strength building exercises with short yoga sequences that prepare the body and mind to...

Living with a Survivor of Sexual Abuse: A Workshop at ISGC

 
5/5/19
 
 
Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of Monterey

The Intimacy, Sexuality and Gender Center of Monterey (ISGC) presents a one-day Couple’s Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Abuse or Rape, regardless of gender and sexual orientation, co-facilitated by Stephen and Wanda Braveman. Phone 831-375-7553 by May 1 to register.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Peter B's Brewpub

 
5/5/19
 
 
Peter B's Brewpub

Raise a pint or a shot of tequila on Cinco de Mayo at Peter B's Brewpub and enjoy our all day specials (11am-11pm) including: 2 chicken enchiladas served with refried pinto beans and Mexican rice for $12.95; pitchers of Peter...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Jacks Monterey

 
5/5/19
 
 
Jacks Monterey

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Jacks Monterey. We'll be serving lunch and dinner specials, margaritas, craft beer, and more from 11:30am to 10:00pm.

Enjoy live music, 1pm-8pm, with the Dany Cobo Trio Roaming Mariachis, who will be strolling through...

Build, Paint, and Play at Mythic Games

 
5/5/19
 
 
Mythic Games Monterey

Mythic Games in Monterey is hosting a Build, Paint, and Play session on Sunday, May 5, 12pm-3pm. Hang out and help motivate each other to get some building and painting done. The store has some supplies, but feel free...

Food, Art and Plant Fair at Joseph Boston Store

 
5/5/19
 
free
 
The Joseph Boston Store

The Historic Garden League of Monterey invites everyone to join us for a Food, Art, and Plant Fair outside the Joseph Boston Store. We'll have pop-up tastings of local jam, honey, olive oil, and more; art demonstrations; a plant sale; and tours of Casa del Oro Garden and the Joseph Boston Store.

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market

 
5/7/19
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market takes place rain or shine every Tuesday. Hours are 4pm-7pm, October through April, and 4pm-8pm, May through September. Strolling along the three and a half blocks of Alvarado Street, you can find organic...

Play Wine Bingo at Sovino Wine Bar

 
5/7/19
 
$15
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Come to Sovino to play Wine Bingo! Really, it's everything you like about Bingo, with wine and Sovino vocabulary associated with the numbers. Come and learn a little, play a little, drink a little. There shall be prizes!

Drag Dinner Show at Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

 
5/7/19
 
$10/$15
 
Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

Lopez Restaurante y Cantina presents Drag Dinner with the Divas on Tuesday, May 7 at 8pm. Join us for a night of hilarity and drag for all ages - it's a fun evening over dinner and cocktails. Our retro show,...

Nepotism 3: A Night of Poetry at Old Capitol Books

 
5/10/19
 
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books invites you to Nepotism 3: A Night of Poetry. We’ll close up the shop, turn down the lights, and bring together poets Rachelle Escamilla, Heather Flescher, Nelle, Kraig Bellows, and Jeffrey Erwin to read from their work. Admission is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Mama and Me Yoga Workshop at Om Studios

 
5/11/19
 
 
Om Studios

Om Studios in Monterey invites you to join us for a Mama and Me Yoga Workshop on Saturday, May 11, 11am-12:30pm. Be led through a dynamic, 40 minute, all-level flow class led by Megan Cassamas, followed by a fun partner...

Free Admission Day at The Dali Expo

 
5/11/19
 
free admission
 
The Dali Expo

In honor of artist Salvador Dali's birthday, The Dali Expo is offering free admission today. Come and check out all the great art!

Jewelery and Textile Art Trunk Show at Cha-ya

 
5/11/19
 
 
Cha-ya Japanese Tea & Things

Looking for a great Mother's Day gift? Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things will host two popular local artists: a jewelry artist who makes earrings and necklaces with real gem stones and a textile artist who makes beautiful scarves and purses from vintage kimono fabric.

Monterey History Hunt 2019

 
5/11/19
 
Free
 
Cooper-Molera Adobe - A National Trust Historic Site

Cooper-Molera Adobe presents History Hunt 2019! The public is invited to join the fun in Historic Downtown Monterey. It’s free for participants of all ages and is designed for individuals, families, friends, and teams. Learn about local history, visit important historic sights, and view architectural treasures and public art!

Live Ukrainian Bandura Music at Comanche Cellars

 
5/11/19
 
 
Comanche Cellars Wine Room

Comanche Cellars Wine Room hosts an afternoon of live music featuring Myhalo playing the bandura, a Ukrainian stringed folk instrument. Come, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine while you listen.

Dali Birthday Bash 2019 at The Dali Expo

 
5/11/19
 
$50
 
The Dali Expo

The Dali Expo invites you to be a part of our exclusive celebration for Salvador Dalí's birthday on Saturday, May 11, 6pm-10pm. Tickets to the party are $50 per person and include an open bar, live music courtesy of Robert...

Goth Industrial Night with DJ Dialogic at Old Capitol Books

 
5/11/19
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books after dark is pleased to present a Goth Industrial Night with DJ Dialogic on Saturday, May 11 at 7pm. Admission is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

DJ Dialogic will...

Keb' Mo' at Golden State Theatre

 
5/11/19
 
$53-$86
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents Keb' Mo' , a modern master of American roots music. His 14 albums have won 4 Grammy awards and 11 Grammy nominations in addition to 11 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in TV and film. Tickets are $53-$86.

Mother's Day Brunch at Esteban Restaurant

 
5/12/19
 
 
Esteban Restaurant

This Mother’s Day, show Mom how much she means to you with a delicious and decadent brunch. Executive Chef Gus Trejo at Esteban Restaurant presents an a la carte menu, created especially for the day, that highlights local, seasonal, and...

Mom and Me Yoga Class at CarmelBarre

 
5/12/19
 
https://carmelbarre.com
 
CarmelBarre

CarmelBarre invites you to join us for this special Mother's Day yoga class and get in some movement before brunch! $20 drop-in fee, $5 for children 12 and under, free with current CarmelBarre membership.

Mother's Day Brunch at Portola Hotel & Spa

 
5/12/19
 
 
Portola Hotel & Spa

Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day with a spectacular brunch the whole family will enjoy at the Portola Hotel & Spa's De Anza Ballroom, 10am-2pm. Brunch begins with a complimentary mimosa for mom, then enjoy a lavish brunch buffet with Sweet...

Mother's Day Jazz Dinner Show at MidiCi

 
5/12/19
 
 
MidiCi

MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza invites you to join us on Sunday, May 12, 5pm-8pm, for a special night of live jazz music by Bob Phillips and George Young to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Dinner at Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant

 
5/12/19
 
 
Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant

Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant invites you to join us for Mother's Day dinner on Sunday, May 12 featuring live music by Gus the International Musician, 6pm-8:30pm. We'll be serving our full menu tonight plus a Mother's Day special:...

Silent Auction for Japanese Doll Collection at Cha-ya

 
5/13 - 5/18
 
 
Cha-ya Japanese Tea & Things

Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things announces a silent auction for a Japanese doll collection from Monday, May 13 at 10:30am until Saturday, May 18 at 3:30pm. Cha-ya has received a very fine collection of thirteen Japanese dolls in glass cases...

Multi-day event ending on Sat May 18, 2019

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week 2019 at Peter B's Brewpub

 
5/13 - 5/19
 
 
Peter B's Brewpub

Craft beer lovers unite! Join Peter B's Brewpub in celebrating all things craft beer during American Craft Beer Week, May 13-19. We'll be offering a behind the scenes brewery tour, a brewer's dinner, live music, trivia night, daily happy hour, and more.

Multi-day event ending on Sun May 19, 2019

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
5/14/19
 
$40/$50
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. Fee is $40 in advance, $50 at the door. All materials, instruction, and a glass of wine are included.

Cibo: Fundraiser for Dance Kids of Monterey County

 
5/15/19
 
 
Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Don’t miss the Dance Kids fundraiser at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, featuring a performance by the award-winning dance company. When you make your May 15 dinner reservation at 831-649-8151, mention "Dance Kids of Monterey County" and Cibo will donate 20% of your bill to this worthy organization.

David Hockney: A Brit in L.A., Presented by Richard Benefield

 
5/16/19
 
$10-$15 Online; $20 At the Door
 
MIIS, Irvine Auditorium

Former Executive Director of The David Hockney Foundation, Richard Benefield, places David Hockney’s Yosemite in context of the artist’s works since 1961.

The talk will place the Yosemite works, photographic collages and iPad drawings printed on paper, in...

Quiz for a Cause - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - at Sovino Wine Bar

 
5/16/19
 
$15
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Join us for Quiz for a Cause : a trivia night at Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Suggested donation is $15 per player. We'll have complimentary appetizers, drink specials with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and lots of raffles throughout the night.

Playdate with a Police Officer at MY Museum

 
5/17/19
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum hosts our favorite officers from the Monterey Police Department for an afternoon of safety demonstrations and activities. Kids can even explore a real police vehicle!

Monterey Bay Tequila and Mezcal Tasting at Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

 
5/17/19
 
$10
 
Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

Lopez Restaurante y Cantina and the Monterey Bay Tequila and Mezcal Tastings Group invite you to our very popular monthly tasting series. On Friday, May 17, 6pm-8pm, enjoy high quality tequilas and mezcals with other agave enthusiasts, newcomers, and friends....

Runaway June at The Barns at Cooper Molera

 
5/17/19
 
$28/$39
 
The Barns at Cooper Molera

The Monterey Cowboy Festival presents an all-ages show by Runaway June , the first in the Live in the Barn Concert Series presented by 92.7FM, KTOM. General admission is $28, VIP reserved seating (first two rows) is $39....

Yoga Teacher Training Open House at Om Studios

 
5/18/19
 
free
 
Om Studios

Interested in becoming a yoga teacher and looking for a deeper learning of yoga? Join Om Studios' Yoga Teacher Training Open House in Monterey on Saturday, May 18 at 11am.

Our open house will give you the opportunity to...

Free Family Fun Day: Natural Wonders

 
5/18/19
 
Free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Free Family Fun Day is inspired by David Hockney’s Yosemite , and the Natural Wonders of Monterey County. Explore and discover art in the galleries, and create fun, nature-inspired art of your own!

As always, all Family Day activities...

Mediterranean Night with Live Music at Epsilon

 
5/18/19
 
 
Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant

Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant invites you to join us for Mediterranean Night on Saturday, May 18. We'll have live music beginning at 6pm, and featured musician Najib Haddad will begin performing at 7pm. Phone us to make your...

LGBTQ Speed Dating Event at Old Capitol Books

 
5/18/19
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books presents Quick Queer Greetings, an LGBTQ+ speed-dating event where you can meet new partners and new friends. Suggested donation is $10. For ages 18 and over.

Fleet Feet Pub Run with New Balance

 
5/18/19
 
free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Join Fleet Feet in Monterey for a Pub Run with New Balance on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm. Structured similarly to our weekly Fun Run, you'll be running 30 minutes out from the Sleet Feet shop and then 30 minutes...

Play Wine Bingo at Sovino Wine Bar

 
5/21/19
 
$15
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Come to Sovino to play Wine Bingo! Really, it's everything you like about Bingo, with wine and Sovino vocabulary associated with the numbers. Come and learn a little, play a little, drink a little. There shall be prizes!

IT Tech Talk (Free Help Understanding Tech)

 
5/22/19
 
free
 
I Will Repair: Electronics Repair

Having problems with your computer or cellphone? Whether it's hardware or software related, please feel free to drop in and pick my brain for free between the hours of 1pm and 2pm on Wednesdays every week. I won't have any set curriculum or structured topics, but I will aim to empower the community.

Care for Caregivers Therapy Group at ISGC

 
5/22/19
 
$30
 
Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of Monterey

The Intimacy, Sexuality and Gender Center of Monterey (ISGC) presents a Care for Caregivers Therapy Group for all caregivers on Wednesday, May 22, 7pm-9pm. Meet others like you and share your story with those who can offer support, comfort, and...

Lopez Presents Los Parras

 
5/23/19
 
 
Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

Lopez Restaurante y Cantina presents an evening of live music in honor of Carlos Pichinte's birthday, featuring Los Parras, Banda Perla del Sol, Los de la Bahia, and 1er Nivel on Thursday, May 23. Ages 21 and over only. ...

Out of the Blue at Sovino Wine Bar

 
5/24/19
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar presents Out of the Blue, featuring guitarist Greg Robbins and vocalist Maria Borrelli. Hear their fresh take on covers by Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and more.

Cibo Restaurant presents VYBE

 
5/24/19
 
 
Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Restaurant presents night of rock music featuring VYBE, a collaboration of talented, seasoned musicians who've been performing together since 2010.

Print at The Dali Expo

 
5/25/19
 
$35/$30
 
The Dali Expo

Liberate your creativity at this printmaking workshop, held on the last Saturday of every month, 4pm-6pm, at The Dali Expo. Tickets are $30 for Expo members, $35 for all others. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Monterey County Pops: Free Memorial Day Concert 2019

 
5/27/19
 
free
 
Colton Hall Lawn

Monterey County Pops presents a free Memorial Day Concert on Monday, May 27 on the lawn in front of Monterey City Hall and Colton Hall. Festivities will begin at 1pm with a performance by the Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir...

Monterey Transgender and Transitional Support Group at ISGC

 
5/28/19
 
$30
 
Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of Monterey

ISGC presents a Transitional Support / Therapy Group on the 4th Tuesday of every month. This is a safe and confidential group addressing the needs of trans women, trans men, gender queer, gender non-conforming, and intersex people. Please call for an intake appointment, 831-375-7553.

Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

 
5/29/19
 
 
Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

Come out and celebrate Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill! On the last Wednesday of every month, show your server your Monterey library card or a Brews for Books bookmark (available at the library), and we'll donate 10% of your check to the Monterey Public Library.

Star Wars Trivia Night at Sovino Wine Bar

 
5/29/19
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant is hosting a Star Wars themed Trivia Night! There will be prizes. Team size is limited to 6 people. May the force be with you.

DAOU Vineyards Wine Dinner at The Club House

 
5/30/19
 
 
The Club Room

The Club Room Monterey at Portola Hotel & Spa is excited to partner with Paso Robles’s DAOU Vineyards & Winery for our first wine dinner of the summer season on Thursday, May 30 at 6pm. Join us and experience a...